The darkness and humidity in the basement provide ideal conditions for mold, and it usually doesn't take a microscope to tell you have a problem; your eyes and nose are suitable tools. Concrete walls are not especially prone to mold and mildew -- which are words for the same thing. But even an inorganic material like concrete can become mildewed...
With the right level of humidity, mold can grow anywhere. The following guide offers a rundown of how to remove mold from your everyday household items; including your walls. An Ultimate guide to Mold Removal [Infographic] by the team at Heiton Buckley
Zinsser Mold Killing Primer is a water based fungicidal protective coating that can be used to paint over all existing mold, mildew, moss, fungi, odor causing bacteria and any other fungal organisms. The Mold Killing Primer contains an EPA registered antimicrobial to prevent the growth of mold, mildew and other fungal organisms on the paint film. The Mold Killing Primer also aides in covering residual microbiological and fungal stains.
Create privacy in a bath with faux-wood window shutters. They're mold- and mildew-resistant, won't warp, and never need painting. Allen + Roth Faux Wood Interior Shutter, about $35; lowes.com. | Photo: Nathan Kirkman | thisoldhouse.com